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GENEVA (AP) — An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday. The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce Fall, Africa emergencies chief for the U.N. health agency, told reporters in Geneva...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates that at least 9...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low. That finding is based on the...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state took a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia on Friday, 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing law. The Victorian Legislation Assembly passed a euthanasia bill by 47 votes to 37 after a passionate...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has taken a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing law. The Victorian Legislation Assembly passed a euthanasia bill by 47 votes to 37 on Friday after a...
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — Salmonella from the chicken and sausage jambalaya at a softball team's fundraiser may have killed one person and apparently has made dozens of people ill, Louisiana's health department said Thursday. At least 49 people got sick after eating the rice and meat...
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department says salmonella from the chicken and sausage jambalaya at a softball team's fundraiser may have killed one person and apparently has made dozens of people ill. Department of Health spokeswoman Samantha Hartmann says at least 49...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A chlorine leak at an Ohio child care center's swimming pool has sent five children and two adults to the hospital. Fire officials in Toledo say the five preschool students were in the water when the leak was discovered Thursday morning at a swimming pool at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling...